U.S. troops of the 1st Division, AEF, practice adjusting and firing stokes mortar during World War I
France Date:1917, August Duration:2 min 0 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Troops of the First Division, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) practice setting the elevation of a Stokes mortar, at their training area in Gondrecourt, France, during World War 1. Next, a soldier removes a mortar round from a box. He installs its fuse and screws in its propelling cartridge. He then hands it to another soldier who drops it into a stokes mortar and it fires. A soldier holds up pieces of fractured metal, probably fragments of an exploded mortar bomb.
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